This Feminist Take On Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Is Absolutely Flawless
Though Drake's turtleneck-hype and mom-dancing fame are relatively new phenomena, his reputation for releasing butthurt anthems is essentially the cornerstone of his career.
The rapper's latest hit, “Hotline Bling,” is drawing plenty of attention for its video, and now, thanks to one Facebook user, its lyrics.
In the music video, Drake air-humps the night away in a white cube, singing,
Ever since I left the city you got a reputation for yourself now / Everybody knows and I feel left out / Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out / 'Cause ever since I left the city you started wearing less and going out more / Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor / Hanging with some girls I've never seen before.
Facebook user Javetta Laster flipped the lyrics to a less emotionally-slanted, more direct address to Drizzy's mystery woman.
Hotline Bling. Drake. *Initiate What You Rele Sayin Translation:Ever since I left the city, you've established an... Posted by Javetta Laster on Saturday, October 3, 2015
Drake's version blames his lady love for living her best life, having fun and meeting new people instead of waiting patiently on the couch while he travels the world chasing his dreams.
Laster's take focuses on the shock and confusion Drake feels when he sees the woman he left behind finding happiness on her own, no longer defined by the man who once stood by her side.
Her lyrics read,
Ever since I left the city you've established an identity of your own / While I went out and did things to advance my life / Everybody recognizes you are your own person with your own life goals / And I'm no longer a part of what makes you special.
The post was already shared over 460 times and counting, with commentators glad to have the slut-shaming song explained as a mere defense mechanism.